Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sea Shepherd launches fresh attack on Japanese whalers with 'Godzilla'

From EarthTimes:
The anti-whaling wars in the Antarctic Ocean are moving up a level with the introduction of a new boat to the anti-whaling fleet. The Sea Shepherd has just launched their new vessel, known as 'Gojira', to chase after Japanese whale boat harpooners who will be out hunting whales in the Antarctic Ocean. The whaling season has just kicked off and hopes lie in Gojira being able to take on the Japanese fleet.

The Gojira, which means the giant monster Godzilla in Japanese, is an Australian-flagged, 33-metre stabilised monohull speed machine and will be fast enough to keep up with the Japanese boats explains Jeff Hansen, the Sea Shepherd's Australian director. "We are not going to release the speed (it can reach), we are just saying that it is going to go faster than a harpoon ship” he said....MORE
Here are a couple pics via GrindTV: